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Glowing Green Eel is the First Fluorescent Fish Ever Recorded in the Wild

The discovery of this eel marks the first bright green fluorescent fish ever recorded in the wild.

On the heels of a newly-discovered glowing turtle, National Geographic is sharing the first recorded footage of a fluorescent fish, and it’s quite a sight.

The glow of the the plain false moray (nice name, huh?) was found by accident, as it photobombed a coral reef photographer in the waters near Little Cayman Island in the Caribbean. The finding has prompted more recent studies on fluorescent fish, and more than 180 species have been discovered using the same glowing feature for various reasons.

The best part about this little eel? The glow appears to play a part in the mating ritual of the species, which leads us to think: Does the brightest eel always get the girl?

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Glowing Green Eel is the First Fluorescent Fish Ever Recorded in the Wild